United Federation of Teachers
“Eric Gonzalez is a seasoned leader who parents and teachers can count on,” said UFT President Michael Mulgrew. “He worked to reverse wrongful convictions and helped develop programs to target the most dangerous offenders in Brooklyn to drive down violent crime, while still diverting low-level offenders – particularly young people – from the criminal justice system.”
1199SEIU Heathcare Workers East
“Eric's public support for good, well-paying jobs with a living wage, equal rights and social justice reform, plus his innovative approaches to reducing our city's reliance on incarceration, make him the right choice to continue moving Brooklyn forward,” said George Gresham, president of 1199SEIU.
The New York City District Council of Carpenters
“The NYC District Council of Carpenters is proud to endorse Eric Gonzalez’s candidacy for Brooklyn District Attorney,” said Steve McInnis, president of the union. “We commend his tireless advocacy and commitment to the continued protection of workers in Brooklyn. Eric’s dedication to the issues affecting the labor community are laudable and we are ready to work with him to end the exploitation of construction workers in the borough. We thank the DA for his service and look forward to partnering with him after his election.”
32BJ - Service Employees International Union
"Our members are endorsing Eric Gonzalez because of his long commitment to working people in communities in Brooklyn," said 32BJ President Hector Figueroa. "He has worked to end the unnecessary prosecution of low-level nuisance crimes and ensure our criminal justice system doesn't exploit black and brown New Yorkers. As Acting DA, he has created a policy to ensure fair protection for immigrant Brooklynites who interact with the justice system to ensure public safety and that families can stay together. We know he will carry on the tradition of Ken Thompson who was a champion for the working families in Brooklyn. These are issues that matter to our 20,000 members in Brooklyn; Eric is the clear choice for Brooklyn DA."
Transport Workers Union TWU Local 100
"As the son of a transit worker, District Attorney Gonzalez understands the vital work that our members provide to the community,” Local 100 president John Samuelson said in a statement. “He is building on Ken Thompson’s proud legacy of keeping Brooklyn safe, ensuring equal justice under the law, and supporting New York’s transit workers. For all of these reasons, he has the full support and enthusiastic endorsement of the working men and women of TWU Local 100."
The International Association of Sheet Metal, Air, Rail and Transportation Workers
“Eric is a proven prosecutor with the skills and work ethic to continue the legacy of Ken Thompson and keep the district attorney’s office moving in the right direction,” said Kevin Connors, president of the union. “With Eric as district attorney, we know the office will stand up for good paying union jobs, investigate prevailing wage violations and support the livelihood of union workers.”
The Retail, Wholesale & Department Store Union (RWDSU)
“We believe it’s important for Gonzalez to continue the work that he is doing and the work that Ken Thompson started before him,” said Stuart Appelbaum, president of RWDSU.
Police Benevolent Association
“Eric Gonzalez has spent his career fighting to make New York City safer — a goal we share as police officers,” PBA President Patrick Lynch said. “As a senior prosecutor — and most recently as Acting District Attorney — he has demonstrated a clear commitment to justice and fairness, as well as an understanding of the difficult and unique nature of a police officer’s duties.”
Correction Officers’ Benevolent Association (COBA)
“Now more than ever, it is imperative that Ken's commitment to justice and public safety lives on,” said Husamudeen. “We have tremendous confidence in Eric Gonzales' ability to ensure that happens. He will be a District Attorney that makes Brooklyn safer while also respecting and supporting the vital roles of the entire law enforcement community. We are proud to endorse him for Brooklyn District Attorney,” the COBA president said.